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Carlos last won the day on December 30 2014

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  1. The Dunning Kruger effect as it applies to roundabout design? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect
  2. Leading the charts at the moment - Tailgate but won't overtake even on long clear straights - Have to overtake, so they are one place ahead before we join the long convoy of traffic just ahead
  3. That's just a target. I lived for a couple of years in a country where lots of people speak good English but by the end I'd learnt the language well enough that they wouldn't bother changing with me
  4. You'll recall that one of the main points of disagreement during the Bressay Bridge saga was whether a 40m airdraft was enough (SIC) or if it should be 50m (LPA)......
  5. Past consideration of chain ferries in the STAG appraisal. http://www.zettrans.org.uk/consultation/documents/ExecSummary.pdf Accurate information? "the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) code of practice will only consider issue of a certificate allowing a chain ferry to operate in Category A-C waters; Bressay Sound is categorised as a Category D water;"
  6. You don't have to use a soakaway, you could use a different type SUDs device that doesn't need percolation.
  7. Quick dig through this one https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/43538/shepdninesconsultation.pdf Turned up 1.9. The current arrangements to supply electricity on Shetland cost around £29m in 2010-2011. The majority of the costs are from the fuel and operating cost of running Lerwick power station (£16m) and the rest from third party contracts (£13m). 1.10. In 2010-11, a third of this £29m was recovered directly from Shetland‟s customers through their electricity supply bills. The remainder was recovered from customers connected across SHEPD‟s distribution network. But I didn't notice a more complete accounts sheet.
  8. Yes, it's a negotiated fixed charge for electricity, based on usage hours and light types according to this: http://www.shetland.gov.uk/communityplanning/documents/StreetLightingappraisal_24Oct12.pdf Averages out at £50 per light per year in electricity.
  9. Presumably the valuation mentioned is the cost of building the equivalent facility? So the group could just buy land somewhere else, and build new to get the completed standard for the costs they have budgeted for?
  10. And your point is ?..... Bigger issues seem to get little discussion on here now, smaller issues more.
  11. Soaring house prices, Ofgen block new power station, School staff paid triple time, Roads maintenance underfunded, 100 new jobs at Sullom Voe, Superfast Boardband, Our Islands Our Future campaign, Erik Gray Centre replacement, Bullmull tidal power scheme, Domestic abuse on the rise, Knab AHS site redevelopment......
  12. Jaywalking: How the car industry outlawed crossing the road http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26073797
  13. I suppose it depends a bit - was there no application at all for a warrant from Tescos before now, or had they got 99.99% of the way to getting one and just needed 1 line of text added to one drawing. Or where was it in between those two extremes?
  14. 400m away and 0.4m above the sea might not be quite as good as 100m away and 100m above....
  15. "Council roads maintenance manager Dave Coupe explained that each set of lights in the town is now so old that manufacturers are unable to supply some replacement parts. One new set of lights is due to arrive in February, which Coupe said would replace the crossing at Bolts. But to replace all 10 would cost around £150,000 and he doesn't have the budget to do that straight away." http://www.shetnews.co.uk/news/7877-council-must-sort-out-traffic-light-woes-says-convener Full new install at Bolts and likely some spares scavenged from the old one to try and keep the rest going a bit longer?
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